What was a long off season of uncertainty for the Janesville Lacrosse Club has culminated in an exciting announcement. The Janesville Lacrosse Club is proud to announce that Kevin Bice has accepted the Boys’ High School Head Coach position.
Coach Bice’s lacrosse origins mirror those of the state. He was a member of the first organized high school team in Wisconsin (Verona ’01), and competed in the first three State Championships (’03, ’04, ’05). After high school, he pursued NCAA lacrosse at Goucher College before transferring to the University of Minnesota.
At the University of Minnesota, Coach Bice was a four-time 1st Team All-Conference selection at attack including being named a MCLA All-American in 2008. He graduated as the Gophers’ all-time leading scorer. His playing career most recently saw him playing Minor League Professional box lacrosse for the Milwaukee Marauders.
Coach Bice’s coaching career began in 2007 with Simley High School in Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota. He’s coached at the collegiate level (Minnesota ’10, Wisconsin ’11-’12) in addition to spending the past three seasons with Verona High School where he coached in two State Championship games.
Kevin is one of the best young coaching minds in the State. He should help take the Janesville program to the next level. Please join the JLC in welcoming Kevin to Janesville.
JLC is excited to introduce High School girls' lacrosse in 2014. We have decided it best this year to dip our toes into this new adventure slowly by holding a couple of field days with a couple of possible scrimmages to see what kind of interest we get. JLC board members have added a Girls development committee to get this off the ground, anyone interested in being a part of this committee please contact me at
or by text at 608-449-8834. Thanks, we are looking forward to a great season!!
New for 2014
The Janesville Lacrosse Club will begin to organize youth teams by age and "not" grade starting with the 2014 season. Janesville’s change will follow off-season decisions by the Wisconsin Lacrosse Federation and Madison Area Lacrosse Association to adopt US Lacrosse recommended age based guidelines.
The US Lacrosse age based youth guidelines were developed in 2013. Their main purpose is to provide a safer playing environment by keeping youth players (ages 7-15) grouped on teams that strive to limit the maximum age difference between players in a youth game to no more than twenty-four (24) months. US Lacrosse uses August 31 (preceding the season) as the cut-off date when deterring age. Example: To be eligible for a U15 (under 15) team in 2014, a player must be 14 years or younger on August 31, 2013.
This change will have implications at all levels of our program. The most significant change will impact high school freshman. Any freshman born on or after September 1, 1998 will be required to register and participate with the JLC youth program on the U15 team. All other high school age players born on or before August 31, 1998 will register with the high school team.
Below is a list of the high school (grade based) and Youth (age based) requirements for the 2014 season.
High School Grades 10 through 12 (exception 9th graders born on or before 8/31/1998)
Youth U15 Born 9/1/1998 through 8/31/2000 Youth U13 Born 9/1/2000 through 8/31/2002 Youth U11 Born 9/1/2002 through 8/31/2004 Youth U9 Born 9/1/2004 through 8/31/2006
For more clarification on the new age based guidelines, please visit the US Lacrosse website.